HIV testing in urban transgender individuals: A descriptive study

Adrian Juarez-Cuellar, Yu Ping Chang

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Abstract

HIV testing is considered the initial component of HIV eradication strategies. This study aimed to describe HIV testing in urban, transgender individuals in western New York. The study uses HIV testing intake data from a sample of self-identified transgender males and females volunteering for an HIV test at a community-based healthcare organization. Transgender individuals with some characteristics were found to have more HIV tests including female gender, black, HIV status (positive), a history of incarceration, sex worker, housing situation, and self-referral. The findings can be used to tailor future interventions to encourage HIV testing in transgender populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalTransgender Health
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HIV testing
  • health disparity
  • substance abuse
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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